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Digest of domestic news for the week Sep 6- Sep 12, 2014

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed progress of Aadhaar project and is believed to have discussed the possibility of using the platform to resume Aadhaar-based direct benefit transfers of subsidised schemes.

New Delhi: In a major breakthrough, a key Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative Ajaz Sheikh, who used to send anonymous mails to media houses claiming responsibility after Jama Masjid and Varanasi blasts in 2010 has been arrested by Delhi Police.


Ghaziabad: Former Army chief and Union Minister Gen VK Singh, against whom the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) had made some carping comments in the Sukna land scam case, says the case was not pleaded meticulously and demanded that the government should challenge the decision.

New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani favoured strong linkages between institutes of higher learning and rural India for the development of villages and suggested that they should start courses on rural development.


New Delhi: Emphasising on the need to make Ganga rejuvenation a mass movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that the first priority of this mission should be to stop fresh generation of pollutants.

New Delhi: Eager to add a new impetus to Indo-German ties under the Narendra Modi government, Germany says bilateral cooperation can be deepened in renewable energy, infrastructure, cleaning of rivers and vocational training besides high technology and the manufacturing sector.

New Delhi: India has signed the free trade agreement (FTA) in services and investments with 10-member ASEAN, paving the way for freer movement of professionals and further opening opportunities for investments.


New Delhi: Highlighting the importance of ties with Malaysia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his keenness to enhance the relationship particularly in trade, investment and tourism sectors.

New Delhi: Completing its over a-year-long probe into Saradha scam, the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has submitted its final investigation report to the government, which may soon start prosecution proceedings for numerous serious violations found during investigations.

New Delhi: Weeks after India was accused of blocking WTO talks over food subsidy issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the country does not stand in the way of rule-based global trade but the interests of its poor and farmers cannot be sacrificed.


Muzaffarnagar: BJP President Amit Shah was chargesheeted by the police for his alleged hate speech during campaigning here for the Lok Sabha elections.

New Delhi: AAP leaders met the LG and asked him to withdraw the letter to the President seeking his permission to invite the BJP to form the government in Delhi.


New Delhi: The US has delivered the fifth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India as part of an eight aircraft contract worth over Rs 12,000 crore in 2009.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for making ‘Swacch Bharat’ into a mass movement and linking it to economic activity to ensure greater participation.

New Delhi: Pakistan says it “could not agree more” with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s “no full stop” in diplomacy remark and noted that the time has come for making a “new beginning” in bilateral ties.


New Delhi: Ignoring attempts by some separatists to disrupt relief operations in Kashmir Valley, government asserted that its main focus was on providing succour to people affected by the worst-ever floods in 109 years.

New Delhi: As the government prepares to bring a fresh bill in Parliament to repeal archaic laws, the Law Commission recommended revoking 72 obsolete statutes, saying there is an “urgent need” to ensure that the legal structures are responsive to challenges of changing times.

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